OSISA Seeks to Recruit a Consultant – Content Officer

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is a regional institution committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in the region. Our vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society, with the aim of establishing vibrant and tolerant southern African democracies in which people, free from material and other deprivation, understand their rights and responsibilities and participate actively in all spheres of life.

In pursuance of this vision, OSISA‘s mission is to initiate and support programmes working towards open society ideals and to advocate for these ideals in southern Africa. Established in 1997, OSISA works in 11 southern Africa countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. OSISA works differently in each of these eleven countries, according to local conditions.

OSISA Seeks to Recruit a Consultant – Content Officer

Closing date: 8 March 2019
Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Organization: Open Society Initiative for Southern African
Job years of experience: 1.5 -2 years
Job type: Consultancy
Consultancy Duration: March 2019 to March 2020.

Role Overview

The Content Officer will work closely with the Communications Manager to develop various content (digital included) in line with the OSISA communications strategy. The incumbent will also assist in handling OSISA’s online presence (website, social media and other digital communications). Finally, the incumbent will be expected to provide key support in creating innovative communications solutions within the OSISA Innovation Lab, in line with our overall organisational strategy.

Terms of Reference / Key Tasks and Deliverables

  • Content Development (English, French* & Portuguese*):
    Stories (including digital), podcasts, social media posts, blog posts, infographics, animations, short films and scripts.
  • Social Media and Online Engagement:
    Social media monitoring reports; data aggregation; campaign concepts, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Content Management:
    Website/Blog updates, quarterly reports (analytics), archiving and information library management (central and distributed).
  • Other Support:
    On-location assistance (documentary filmmaking); equipment management (out-of-office); training/workshop planning; OSISA Innovation Lab concepts and experiments.

Key Competences

  • Proven competence in content development (especially digital), advertising and/or graphic design
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing websites, use of social media, and overseeing or participating in the development publications (print and digital).
  • A combination of brand management skills and human rights advocacy (Digital Campaigning, for example) is a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of evolving technologies in Africa (Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Money etc.) is highly desirable.

**OSISA works in the Angola, DRC and Mozambique and some of the content will be in French and Portuguese. Knowledge of at least one of these languages is an added advantage.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A diploma/degree in Communications/Filmmaking/Online Journalism/Graphic, Design/Advertising/Animation/Marketing or equivalent qualification or a degree in a relevant subject with media and
  • At least 1.5 – 2 years’ experience in the field of Content Development, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, Advertising and Online Journalism is desirable;
  • The suitable candidate should be fluent in English and French or Portuguese

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward a one-page cover letter (strictly) and a detailed CV to content@osisa.org with the subject heading CONSULTANCY: CONTENT OFFICER.

Closing date for submission is 8 March 2019.

Only shortlisted applicants will receive a response. Candidates must have the right to work in South Africa.

OSISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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